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Indigenous candidate in Taiwan's legislative election registers with the name "李我要單列族名我的布農族名字是Savungaz Valincinan". This is a protest against government policy which does not allow Indigenous people to register their names solely using the Roman alphabet. Currently they must use Chinese characters and the Roman alphabet
@SomaFMrusty this might be relevant for your interests, people being thankful for SomaFM https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=38400162
Foxconn founder Terry Gou has announced his withdrawal from the #Taiwan presidential race, so his 7% will mainly go to KMT I think. But the real DRAMA is that the VP candidate, Tammy Lai, a famous actress who recently got noticed in Wave Makers, renounced her US citizenship FOR NOTHING
Just switched my email service to Fastmail, and while cleaning up my mailing lists and notifications, I also realise how few actual emails I get.
Almost keen to bringing it back again somehow (not sure why, besides because retro reasons - those are good enough reasons for me, though)...
I am honestly confused between Gmail, Android, CardDav/CalDav, Fastmail, and custom domains. Or rather, exasperated how messy one's own information becomes when have to work through partially un-interoperable system boundaries...
Besides losing time trying to sort it (which is a given), I'm also not sure how much information am I also losing.
Love old wooden doors.
Why progressives hate Ko Wen-je
He's "backstabbing, misogynist, arrogant"
Spending a Sunday afternoon setting up DNS records is fun. As long as I don't mess them up... A little nerding out is good for the quality of one (nerd)'s life.
I really like owls
Watch out for the predator. #Caturday
Things we read just for fun...
(It is great to have a uni library nearby)
Just glanced at the Taiwan Ministry for Transport & Communications standard contract for domestic tourism (because I’m fun), and I enjoyed the line on the definition of “domestic tourism”:
So “domestic” is Taiwan, Penghu, Jinmen, Matsu “and other free areas with the borders of Our Nation”.
I know it doesn’t outright use the expression, but I enjoyed the lingering reference to “Free China”.
The challenges of legal precision in a world of ambiguity.
There's a special hell for sites which have password requirements that are like 16 letters, one or more numbers, upper case and lowercase, at least one special character, and we disabled pasting/password managers
511lbs (232kg) deadlift for fitness enthusiast.
Some siphon news...
A new siphon design coming from a company out of Portugal very soon. They modelled their design on the 1916-1922 version of the original Silex siphon coffee maker, one of the first consumer products ever made with pyrex glass.
Here's a very exclusive look at the prototype.
This street is lovely.
Finally switched to a smart energy tariff - Octopus Agile.
Either by storing more electricity when it is cheap, or discharging when it is expensive.
£50 for us both if you join - https://share.octopus.energy/metal-dove-988
Arrived in Tokyo for PyCon APAC. Room service menu was burgers and chips so I went wondering. ラメンは美味しいでした
Need to have these posted around the office :) https://github.com/louim/in-case-of-fire
Catronaut has landed!
"Why women dey less likely to ask questions for public?" - BBC News Pidgin
Compiling #MongoDB from scratch to get the Unifi control interface working on my old-oooold laptop. So far it's been about 15 hours this weekend (once v7, once v5), now hopefully with the right CFLAGS settings that it won't actually segfault on start, since Mongo trying to use a CPU instruction that is not available on this machine...
What a rabbit hole this is! https://github.com/docker-library/mongo/issues/485
But slowly setting up my environment correctly.
It takes a certain type of person who, when you pull forward to park in a space, indicating the whole time, drives in and takes it.
A certain kind of cunt who one day will do that to a nutter and have a bad outcome.
Luckily I'm British so I just tutted under my breath and found another spot
> A tabby cat happily hiking in the sub-tropical forests of Taiwan.
which the system rewrote into:
> Photo of a tabby cat wearing a tiny backpack, enthusiastically exploring the dense sub-tropical forests of Taiwan. Sunlight filters through the tall trees and the air is filled with the chirping of birds.
Seven volumes of Chiang Kai-shek's diary are being published in Taiwan in traditional Chinese with annotations. These volumes cover 1948-1954. While other partial versions of Chiang's diaries have been published in China, this project is licensed by and had full support from Taiwan's Academia Historica, which now holds the original diaries.
They are significant because Chiang was the only World War II leader who kept a diary according to the project leader.
My daughter takes her kitty hiking on a leash and in a backpack with her. She seems to really enjoy it! She's otherwise a house cat.
Calico Tortie kitten (gold, white, black, and brown) on a red leash shakes off water, sending droplets everywhere, after she tested lake water. The Washington Cascade Mountains and a few evergreen trees can be seen in the background. It's bright, sunny day with blue skies.
A beautiful Calico Tortie kitten (gold, white, black, and brown) with green eyes, a pink nose, and long white whiskers poses regally against the backdrops of the snow capped Washington Cascade Mountains and evergreen trees. It's bright, sunny day with blue skies and one small, puffy cloud.